isomorphism

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noun iso·mor·phism \ˌī-sə-ˈmȯr-ˌfi-zəm\

Definition of isomorphism

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being isomorphic: such asa :  similarity in organisms of different ancestry resulting from convergenceb :  similarity of crystalline form between chemical compounds

  2. 2 :  a one-to-one correspondence between two mathematical sets; especially :  a homomorphism that is one-to-one — compare endomorphism

Origin and Etymology of isomorphism

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1828


Medical Dictionary

isomorphism

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noun iso·mor·phism \ˌi-sə-ˈmȯr-ˌfiz-əm\

Medical Definition of isomorphism

  1. 1:  similarity in organisms of different ancestry resulting from evolutionary convergence

  2. 2:  similarity of crystalline form between chemical compounds

  3. 3:  a correspondence that is held to exist between a mental process (as perception) and physiological processes


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